CommCare May Updates: CommCare Mobile 2.6, CommCareHQ Improvements

Dear CommCare Users,

CommCare Mobile 2.6 is now available!

Below is an outline of new 2.6 features and major updates to CommCareHQ
since the April announcement.

CommCare Mobile

··· * * *How to upgrade*

Most Android phones will upgrade to the new version automatically, but for
Nokia phones you must change the version of your application on CommCareHQ
to 2.6 (under Java Phone General Settings), make a new version, and install
the new version on the phones. If your Android application is not
automatically updating to 2.6, visit the CommCareODK application in the
google play store/marketplace and hit “upgrade”.

Nokia phones

  • Changed the “selected” highlight color for Choice questions and menu
    items to be more visible. Instead of light blue it is now a bright green.
  • Added data recovery algorithm when Nokia phone storage becomes
    corrupted
  • Ability to add icon to “sync w server” and “send forms” menu items
  • Make “#” trigger text entry in “one question per screen” mode with
    interinational input mode. This is consistent with how “multiple questions
    per screen” mode works with international input.
  • Restore User now goes directly into the app upon completion instead of
    waiting on a completed loading bar

Android phones

  • A process for dumping unsent forms to an SD card to later submit them
    from another CommCare device.
  • Fixed bugs which could cause improper application installation
  • Improved networking functionality on Android versions below 4.0
  • General bugfixes to improve stability of the platform

CommCareHQ

The following is a list of the major improvements we’ve made since the last
announcement in April:

Features

  • Multimedia Manager redesign and stability improvements
  • Support ability for child case to update/load parent case properties
  • New view for inspecting cases and forms on CommCareHQ
  • Form Content Export without the confusing “itext” column
  • In form designer, always display warning when you have display text
    with no ID
  • Adding a question is now faster on long forms
  • Case export now has a progress bar
  • Mobile user language is selected from a dropdown rather than written in
  • Ability to mark a mobile number as default/primary for SMS
  • Button to resend web user invitations

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed bug that crashed some apps with incomplete translations in the
    case list
  • Fixed bug that temporarily made some questions in the form designer
    appear duplicated
  • In the form designer, the repeat “add/remove” checkbox now turns
    on/off the ability to dynamically add to a repeat
  • Fix Validate Multimedia setting for J2ME

Power users and developers only

As always, your questions, comments, and feedback are welcome and
appreciated!

Happy May,
Amelia

Great! Updates, thank Amelia and team.

-Emeka Chukwu-

··· Sent from my iPhone

On May 16, 2013, at 2:45 PM, Amelia Sagoff asagoff@dimagi.com wrote:

Dear CommCare Users,

CommCare Mobile 2.6 is now available!

Below is an outline of new 2.6 features and major updates to CommCareHQ since the April announcement.

CommCare Mobile

How to upgrade

Most Android phones will upgrade to the new version automatically, but for Nokia phones you must change the version of your application on CommCareHQ to 2.6 (under Java Phone General Settings), make a new version, and install the new version on the phones. If your Android application is not automatically updating to 2.6, visit the CommCareODK application in the google play store/marketplace and hit “upgrade”.

Nokia phones
Changed the “selected” highlight color for Choice questions and menu items to be more visible. Instead of light blue it is now a bright green.
Added data recovery algorithm when Nokia phone storage becomes corrupted
Ability to add icon to “sync w server” and “send forms” menu items
Make “#” trigger text entry in “one question per screen” mode with interinational input mode. This is consistent with how “multiple questions per screen” mode works with international input.
Restore User now goes directly into the app upon completion instead of waiting on a completed loading bar
Android phones
A process for dumping unsent forms to an SD card to later submit them from another CommCare device.
Fixed bugs which could cause improper application installation
Improved networking functionality on Android versions below 4.0
General bugfixes to improve stability of the platform

CommCareHQ

The following is a list of the major improvements we’ve made since the last announcement in April:

Features
Multimedia Manager redesign and stability improvements
Support ability for child case to update/load parent case properties
New view for inspecting cases and forms on CommCareHQ
Form Content Export without the confusing “itext” column
In form designer, always display warning when you have display text with no ID
Adding a question is now faster on long forms
Case export now has a progress bar
Mobile user language is selected from a dropdown rather than written in
Ability to mark a mobile number as default/primary for SMS
Button to resend web user invitations
Bug Fixes
Fixed bug that crashed some apps with incomplete translations in the case list
Fixed bug that temporarily made some questions in the form designer appear duplicated
In the form designer, the repeat “add/remove” checkbox now turns on/off the ability to dynamically add to a repeat
Fix Validate Multimedia setting for J2ME
Power users and developers only
Group API: you can now access your Group data via our new Group API (https://wiki.commcarehq.org/display/commcarepublic/List+Groups)
We’ve also done a sweeping revision of all our API documentation to reflect the latest version of everything. Check out https://wiki.commcarehq.org/display/commcarepublic/CommCare+HQ+APIs for more information on getting your data out of HQ.
CommCare-Export: We released a beta version of a tool to automate getting your forms and cases out of CommCare HQ. For more information see our getting started instructions: https://wiki.commcarehq.org/display/commcarepublic/CommCare+Data+Export
As always, your questions, comments, and feedback are welcome and appreciated!

Happy May,
Amelia


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